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The Revenge of Thelma Hill
     

The Revenge of Thelma Hill

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by Margot Finke
 

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When Frannie and her twin, Jeff, move to Oregon with their dad, she worries that Jeff and her are not really close. Frannie also dreams about her missing Mom, and wonders why they never hear from her. Ghosts, a long ago murder, and helping to trap a killer were not on her private worry list. Yet a late night visit from a scary apparition, trailing long gray veils

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When Frannie and her twin, Jeff, move to Oregon with their dad, she worries that Jeff and her are not really close. Frannie also dreams about her missing Mom, and wonders why they never hear from her. Ghosts, a long ago murder, and helping to trap a killer were not on her private worry list. Yet a late night visit from a scary apparition, trailing long gray veils and begging for Frannie’s help, changes everything.

Jeff and her dad think ghosts are rubbish. So Frannie and the ghost, who tuned out to be amazingly kind and friendly, put their heads together and planned revenge. A chilling encounter in the basement, and the appearance of the ghost’s familiar, an arachnid of gargantuan size, persuades Jeff to help them track Thelma’s killer. Keeping Dad out of the ghostly loop is tricky, and using the internet to trap the killer is dangerous. Their first trap fails horribly. Yet when the panicked and treacherous killer pays another midnight visit, the trap is sprung. Later, when the hoo-hah of the capture dies down, their Dad meets a reporter he can’t say no to, and Thelma Hill finally brings news about Frannie’s mom.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044987616
Publisher:
Margot Finke
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
354 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes mid-grade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Her husband is very supportive, though not interested in children's books . Their three children are now grown and doing very well. Seven grandchildren are the light of her life. Margot didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! " Her 11 picture books tell fun facts about US and Aussie critters, as well as several that offer help to parents and children. Her 5 young teen books feature family, Aussie adventures, or fun fantasy adventure. All her books are in soft cover, and many as either Kindle or Smashword books. Margot also likes to help new writers with her Manuscript "Content" Editing." Let her help you write tight and terrific books.

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The Revenge of Thelma Hill 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Penelope_Anne_Cole More than 1 year ago
Fall is the right time of year to read Margot Finke's spooky middle grade novel, The Revenge of Thelma Hill. It's a perfect harvest offering for lovers of ghost stories. Agy Wilson's scary cover immediately grabs you and pulls you in. Let's join in the hunt to capture a killer. Frannie and twin brother Jeff have unhappily moved to Oregon due to Dad's promotion. Since it's summertime, they've no easy way to make friends, and have some time on their hands. What better way to fill it than tracking down a murderer? There are a few problems -- the chief witness and victim is a ghost, and the forty-year-old crime was presumed an accident. Such obstacles don't deter Frannie James. Frannie is the only one who can see the ghost. She wants to bring Thelma's killer to justice, but can't do it alone. Jeff takes some convincing to believe in ghosts enough to help her. His computer "geek-ness" is truly put to the test. These kids are strong characters with courage and determination. We applaud their efforts though we fear for their safety. The story is exciting and fast-paced with realistic scenes of sibling disharmony in everyday family dynamics. Can the twins set aside their bickering to concentrate on saving Thelma from a fate-worse-than-death? Have they undertaken an impossible task on their own? They can't involve their busy Dad -- he doesn't believe in ghosts -- but keeping him "out of it" complicates matters. Other problems Frannie and Jeff face keep the story interesting and enjoyable right up to the climax. In the end we finally get answers to Frannie's questions about their long-absent Mom. This is a most satisfying ghost story for `tweens.